Sexuality

  • # 23158

    HINDLEY, Charles

    The Character of a town-miss.

    London : s.n., 1873. Separately issued part from the series: Miscellanea Antiqua Anglicana. The Old Book Collector’s Miscellany : or, a collection of readable reprints of literary rarities, illustrative of the history, literature, manners, and biography of the English Nation during the 16th and I7th Centuries. Edited by C. Hindley 3 vols., 1871-73, no. 3. Octavo …

  • # 22749

    [EROTICA] Keyhole. Number one.

    London : Gaywood Press, [c. 1950]. Quarto (275 x 220 mm), publisher’s wrappers with “keyhole” cut-out, colour frontispiece, 38 pp, illustrated with b/w photographic portraits by noted Hungarian-born fashion and glamour photographer Stephen Glass, and numerous b/w cartoons; short fiction pieces (both satirical and titillating); a fine copy. Rare. Perhaps the only issue of this …

  • # 22511

    BERNIERE, Vincent and PRIMOIS, Mariel

    Sex Press : the Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979

    New York : Abrams, 2012. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 240, illustrated. New copy. From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The …

  • # 22785

    SANDERS, Ed (editor); GINSBERG, Allen; BERRIGAN, Ted; HARRIMAN, John, et al

    Bugger : an anthology of anal erotic, pound cake cornhole, arse-freak, & dreck poems.

    New York : Fug You Press [Fuck You Press], 1964. Quarto (280 x 215 mm), stapled; pp [11], 19, [1]; mimeographed on rectos only on yellow paper, cover illustrated after a drawing by Ed Sanders. Trade edition, limited to 400 copies. With contributions from Allen Ginsberg, Ted Berrigan, John Harriman, Al Fowler, John Keys, Ron …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank), [2] (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …

  • # 22147

    BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)

    Screw. (Volume 1, Issues 1-3)

    New York, NY : Screw (Jim Buckley and Mary Phillips), 1968-69. Volume 1, Issue 1, 19 November 1968; Volume 1, Issue 2, 21 December 1968; Volume 1, Issue 3, 24 January 1969. Three unbound issues, folio newspaper, 420 x 290 mm, pp 12, photographic illustrations; each with a neat horizontal fold, as issued; very well …

  • # 21612

    BLAIR, Ralph

    An evangelical look at homosexuality

    New York : Homosexual Community Counseling Center, [1977]. Octavo, original printed wrappers (a little sunned), pp 12, inside front cover with author bio., inside back cover with advertisements for other HCCC publications by the same author; a very good copy. Originally published in 1972 as The Gay evangelical in the periodical Homosexuality and Religion (no. 13). …

  • # 21600

    WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE

    [ABORTION] The New Right vs. Women’s rights.

    Chicago, IL : Women Organized for Reproductive Choice, 1980. Octavo, original lavender and black wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 36, with b/w photographic illustrations of protests in Chicago and New York against the Hyde Amendment; anti-“Pro-Life” publication that provides an expose of new right / anti-choice organisations and figures in the United States, …

  • # 21583

    DIVINE (Harris Glenn Milstead) (1945-1988)

    Come spend the night with me …

    [New York : Alan Rish, 1984]. Colour photo postcard, 151 x 117 mm, verso with printed invitation: ‘Alan Rish cordially invites you to spend a night with Divine. Performance Midnight, Monday, April 2nd, 1984. Limelight, West 20th Street and 6th Avenue. Complimentary admission for you and a guest’; the card is addressed to Dirk Rountree, …

  • # 21270

    CROWELL, Anthony

    European swingers and swappers.

    Van Nuys, California : Dominion Publishing Co., 1968. First edition, first printing. “A Triumph fact book”. Trade paperback, octavo, lemon and pink wrappers, pp 187, [4 advertisements]; a fine copy. ‘Revealing case histories! Where do the world’s most notorious swingers reside? Europe has always been infamous for its wild and uninhibited sex antics, and as …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …

  • # 22732

    JUDD, Craig

    Still life Stuart Black

    Melbourne] : Trustees of the Estate of Stuart Alan Black, 2012. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated. Scarce monograph on the painter Stuart Black (1937 – 2007), prominent member of the gay community and pioneer of Melbourne’s leather scene.

  • # 19889

    BUREK, Amy

    Never date dudes from the internet. Responses to a Craigslist ad 2005

    [San Francisco] : Awkward Ladies Club, 2005. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], illustration. Copies of responses to an ad placed on Craigslist to date the 23 year old author. The responses from the dudes range from sweet, insecure, arrogant and offensive. An early document of the phenomenon of online dating which has now swept the …

  • # 19020

    Liberty & Justice for All….? [handbill]

    San Francisco: Whose Town? [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …

  • # 19019

    Your vote isn’t worth a shit! / …Or is it? [handbill]

    San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …

  • # 19053

    GINZBURG, Ralph (1929 - 2006), editor

    [NORMAN LINDSAY]. Eros. Winter, 1962. Volume One, Number Four.

    New York : Eros, 1963. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 94, illustrated. Articles include ‘Was Shakespeare a homosexual?’, ‘The sexual side of anti-semitism’, ‘A letter from Allen Ginsberg’, ‘The natural superiority of women as erotocists’. Also includes ‘Lysistrata by Aristophanes – in a free adaptation by Ivan Grazni’ which reproduces (without credit) Norman Lindsay’s full page …